Onward is delighted to announce our programme of events for this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We have an exciting programme of fringe events, roundtables and panels held both inside and outside the secure zone.
To register your interest in an event, please sign up via the eventbrite links or by emailing us at [email protected]
Sunday 29th September
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Gender Voting Gap: How can political parties better respond to female voters’ concerns?
Only 8% of young women say they would vote Conservative. This event, led by Helen Whately MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and Rachel Maclean MP, will consider how to make Britain the best place to be a woman.
4:00pm – 5:00pm
AI: Should we? Could we?
In partnership with Atos
This panel is the final event in a series we have hosted on the questions surrounding artificial intelligence, and will consider the key question of whether AI is a force for good or ill in the world.
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Lord Finkelstein in conversation with Rt Hon Rory Stewart MP
Monday 30th September
11:00am – 12:30pm
Healthy Growth: How can we close Britain’s regional productivity gap?
In partnership with NHSA
This event will consider what more the Government can do to close the North South productivity divide, and the role that health investment could play.
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Setting Places Free: Giving local communities a stake in economic development
In partnership with Power to Change
This panel event will consider how best to spur local economic development in the regions that need it most.
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Taming Tech: How should government and business keep people safe online?”
In partnership with Sky
This panel event will consider how best to keep people safe online and where responsibility lies
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Responsible Capitalism: How to connect companies, customers and workers in the modern economy?
In partnership with Capita
This panel event will consider how to connect companies, customers and workers in the modern economy.
Tuesday 1st October
9:00am – 10:30am
The Future of Work: Making the modern labour market work for workers, employers and taxpayers
In partnership with Deliveroo
Having delivered record levels of employment, this event will consider the challenge for Conservatives to improve the quality, purpose and protection of those jobs to ensure that everyone is able to share in the proceeds of growth.
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Connected Growth: How the internet is helping the economy and a new wave of business to grow and proposer
In partnership with Internet Association
This fringe event will consider the role of the internet industry as a driver for UK economic growth.
5:30pm – 6:30pm
How do we house the generations of the future and give them a stake in the community?
In partnership with National Housing Federation
This event will consider what more the Government can do to improve the housing market for young people.